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"OF THE STUDENTS, BY THE STUDENTS, AND
E( )R THE STUDENTS-
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MISS MIRIAM ELDRIDGE
I AGIO TWO
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WE, the Senior Class of 1933, lovingly dedicate this
Year Book to Miss Miriam Eldridge and Miss Irene
Miss Eldridge has been Supervisor of Music in the
Natick Public Schools since 1926. While we regret she
has resigned her position here, we wish her much happiness
in her work at the university next year. She has always
been kind and helpful in bringing us programs to make us
happy as well as appreciative of music and musicians.
Miss Irene Wilson, Head of the English Department
from September 1929 to December 1932, left us to become
a member of the faculty of the Frank A. Day School at
Newton. While we miss her pleasant smile and kindly
advice, we know that Natick's loss has been Newton's gain.
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PA UK FOlIt
CLASS OF '33
ORDER OF EXERCISES
Last Assembly High School Hall
Friday, June sixteenth
June sixteenth, eight o'clock
Graduation Colonial Theatre
June nineteenth, eight o'clock
Frocessional, "The Land of Hope and
High School Orchestra
Frances Ann Halpin
Selection, "Trees" Rasbach-Riegger
Essay, "The League of Nations"
John Joseph Barr
Awarding of Pro Merito Pins
Clifford R. Hall
Superintendent of Schools
Awarding of the Anna F. Goodnow Scho-
Mrs. Harold S. Bennett
President of the Natick Woman's Club
Class Song Margaret Mahaney
Class of 1933
Essay, "Japan's Aggressiveness"
Trumpet Solo, "A Perfect Day" Bond
Robert D. Branagan
Eleanor Catherine McCormick
Presentation of Diplomas
George F. Ritter
Chairman of the School Committee
Recessional, "March Militaire"
High School Orchestra
Francis Joseph Carey, 19 34, Marshal
Processional, "March Militaire" Schubert
Selection, "Trees" Ras"bach-Riegger
Trumpet Solo, "A Perfect Day" Bond
Presentation of Class Gift
William Johnson for Class of 1933
Acceptance of Class Gift
Francis Carey for Class of 19 34
Anthony Thomas Marciano
Presentation of Coach's Cup to the Best
Awarding of: Baseball Letters, Sassamon
Prizes, Shorthand and Typewriting
Class Song Margaret Mahaney
Class of 1933
Recessional, "The Land of Hope and
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Our graduation will mark another mile-
stone) for the class of '33. Next year we
will each go on with our individual ca-
reers, so let us make a survey of the last
three years, the period which brought to
a close our careers as students of the
Natick Public Schools.
Since we were the first class to have
had a complete Junior High School course,
we showed the results of that training by
the ease with which we found our way
around in September 1930. The upper
classmen, as usual, were expecting to be
amused by cur confusion, but, much to
our pleasure, they were sadly disappoint-
During our first year we contented our-
selves with seeing how much noise we
could make and yet accomplish something
in the line of study. This notoriety made
us in great demand. No cheering section
was complete without our lusty voices.
On the other hand, we showed our real
ability by supplying three members to
the Debating team which won the semi-
final debate from the experienced Marl-
boro team and a week later defeated in
the finals our old rival, Framingham.
With the arrival of our Junior year
and the appearance of our new class rings,
things started to move. Rather I should
say, these rings moved. They must have
had the wanderlust, for they didn't stay
on any particular finger long.
At this time we elected William John-
son, President; Ferdinand Schaller, Vice-
President; Franklin Kin'<, Treasurer; and
Helen Connolly, Secretary. With this
election the class of '33 began to function
as a separate part of the school. The
athletes, both boys and girls, made wel-
come additions to their respective teams.
Our names appeared with pleasing reg-
ularity on the honor rolls and the plans
for our Prom were formulated. With
the arrival of that rainy night and the
strains of sweet music, everyone looked
forward to a perfect evening. I know
that many of us were disappointed when
a certain someone discovered too soon
that the clocks had been set back. This
discovery was the reason why our Prom
ended so abruptly, but our pleasant mem-
ories of it will last forever.
The appearance of final tests in all of
our classes awoke us to the fact that our
second year was rapidly drawing to a
close. With their successful completion
we took over our new quarters as full-
fledged Seniors. These rooms are the
best home-rooms in the school. They are
very popular because they can be easily
reached from the outer doors if one ar-
rives just in time for the last bell. Sec-
ondly, they are the nearest to the lunch-
room. This gives their occupants the
advantage when that long-awaited bell
releases the hungry horde. They had al-
ways seemed ideal to us since they looked
so big and roomy. This we found to be
untrue, as every seat was filled for the
first time in the history of the school.
We entered as an unusually large class,
overflowing the Sophomore rooms, and
are proud of the fact that we have lost so
few members during our two years that
we also severely taxed the capacity of the
During our Senior year all our athletoy
have made enviable records in their re-
spective sports. As Seniors we had the
privilege of finding out through mid-year
examinations, held for the first time,
what to expect if we continued our edu-
cation in some higher school. These were
a great, success in our two college divis-
ions, since they gave a more definite ob-
jective to our work.
We gained a praiseworthy record as ac-
tors in our Senior Play, "Sweet Sixteen,"
which forced at least two theatres on
Broadway to give their performances with
the lights on because their sole patrons
were afraid to sit all alone in the dark.
The Art Department presented "i'yg-
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malion and Galatea" with Seniors making
up most of the cast. We can therefore
claim our shaTe of the praise for the hest
dramatic performance ever put on by the
In the Commercial Department our Sen-
iors received much praise from the town
for the excellent work which the office-
pratice room has turned out this year.
With the drawing to a dose of the year
a new problem appeared. Where was
graduation to be held since we could not
all be seated on the stage in the assembly
hall? Finally, through the kindness of
Mrs. Harris, the theatre, the only place
that could accommodate us, has been ac-
The exercises to be held there June 19
will transform us from the class of '33
of the Natick High School to the class ot
'3 3 of that ever-growing body of N. H. S.
ANTHONY THOMAS MARCIANO
Three happy years we've spent with you,
On fleeting wings they've passed.
But memories both fond and true
Within our hearts will last.
Our joys, our hopes, our tears you've
The kindest lessons you have taught.
In the happy years which now are gone
Your patience — your love is wrought.
Dear Alma Mater, Little Mother,
Symbolic of our red and blue,
May all that we attain hereafter
Be of tribute unto you:
May our lives be fine, courageous
And may we never cease to be
In paths of right, all true crusaders
Your class of nineteen thirty-three.
We, the Senior Class of Natick High
School, being of sound and disposing
minds and realizing the end of our High
School careers near at hand, do declare
this to be our last Will and Testament,
revoking all agreements heretofore made
To the Juniors we bequeath our honor-
able reputations as the most studious,
most aggressive, and most eloquent Sen-
ior Class ever to graduate from this place
To the Sophomores we appropriately
leave a case of nerve tonic and the hope
that they uphold the gallant reputation
we have established.
To Mr. White we bequeath one thou-
sand signed slips for granting wishes of
To Miss Coulter we bequeath a Na-
tional Burglar Alarm to catch the culprits
who "borrow" the "Magruders."
To Mr. Donahue we bequeath a straight
jacket to insure the presence of the foot-
ball captain at the socials in the event
that Jack is as bashful as Bob.
I, Gladys Henry, bequeath to Sophie
casnman my detention record given me
by Mr. Nichols.
I, Robert Hale, bequeath my athletic
ability to James Keating'.
I, Anna Trudel, bequeath my ability to
amuse N. H. S. to Helen Hladick.
I, Roma Wright, bequeath the two back
seats in Room 19 to Alice Dahlgren and
I, Dorothy Hedderig, bequeath my abil-
ity in athletics to Rita Shea.
I, William Johnson, the phantom presi-
dent, bequeath the chair to Francis Carey.
I, Robert Kane, bequeath my wrestling
ability and rugged constitution to Paul
I, Fred Nickerson, bequeath to Mr.
Gardner one rabbit and three miniature
houses to help him explain the Daw of
Elimination to future geometry classes.
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I. Robert Rogers, bequeath my season
ticket to dance with Norma Brighton to
I, John Killeen, bequeath my reputa-
tion as the fugitive fisherman land assort-
ment of pipes to Bud McGlone.
We, Jesse Heath and Harry Green, be-
queath our frail forms to John Armenio
and Leonard Main.
I, Betty Lucey, bequeath my love of the
village on the river to Harriet Keniston.
Finally, I, Robert Gibbons, bequeath
to Francis Daly my big red tie.
The above instrument was subscribed
to the said Senior Class in our presence
and acknowledged by them to each of us;
and they at the same time declared the
above instrument to be their last Will and
Testament; and at their request we have
signed our names as witnesses hereto and
have written opposite our names our res-
pective present places of residence.
(Signed) Joseph E. Horan,
Natick, Mass. June 9, 19315
Emily L. Shannon
All with courage and sincerity is the
theme of Natick High,
A voice of gladness, a touch of sadness,
as we proudly raise our voices to the sky
Through the years, we hold no fears, our
lives we've moulded here at High
Our friendship mellows, to all our fellows
Though we drift where ever fate may let
Yet we want to linger, although duty's
finger points the way to let us know
The whole wide world is waiting, no one's
heart is hating
Comrades marching to the battle of life.
All with courage and sincerity is the
theme of Natick High
May we remember, 'Til life's December
The lessons learned at Alma Mater —
Scene: City of Natick, Unemployment
Place: Old Natick High School.
The beautiful new Robert Lyman Hale
High School that overlooks Dug Pond was
completed in 1942 by Walter Gavin, fam-
ous architect of Philadelphia. This mil-
lion dollar edifice was donated by three
of Natick's wealthiest citizens, Arthur J.
Wenzel, stock exchange operator, Robert
Branagan, world famous band leader and
trumpeter, and Donald Phoenix, interna-
tional banker. The town of Natick grew
so rapidly during the boom of 1934 and
1935 that it is now a city boasting of SO,
000 inhabitants. The only space avail-
able for the new school was Memorial
The class of 1933, because of its gene-
ral prosperity, and profiting by its exper-
ience with the depression of 1929 and
1933, established a fund for an unem-
ployment bureau, in case of a similar de-
pression or period of hard times. The
other depression has come, and while
some of the ciass of 193 3 are unaffected,
many have lost positions and have had to
apply to the bureau for aid. The present
nigii scnool, wmich was condemned in
1941 by building inspector James S. Alex-
ander, Jr., is being used to house the un-
employment bureau. Ann Trudel is in
charge of the bureau and has an able as-
sistant in Joe Penell. We find them
seated in the office of the bureau. Ann
is at the phone.
Ann: Oh, yes! You say you are Presi-
dent John Everett's secretary, and you're
Lillian TopnamV vou want two proies-
sors— one to teach economics and the other
pnysics at M. I. T.? Yes, we have two
good men, George B. Fay, formerly of
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the Economics Dept. at Ohio State and
Paul Feeley of Middlebury College. We'll
send them for an interview on Monday.
Joe: Look Ann, there goes Joseph Bar-
nicle and isn't he some togged out with
his orange tie, cane, and even the ten-
cent cigar! He tells me that he is ex-
tremely busy with an insurance business.
Unemployment insurance and old age
pensions spoil most of his business. He
has two bustling salesmen, Robert Gib-
bons and Harry Green. Harry sold a
huge policy to Francis Knowlton, the big
dry goods chain-store magnate, and to
Dorothea Sunderland, Woman's Light-
weight Boxing Champion of the world.
Listen, Trudy, remember that intiuen-
tial politician, John Doherty? He wants
us to supply six speakers and two secre-
taries for the State Election Campaign
which starts next week.
Ann: Yes, we'll want to help him in
electing Charles Frank King, Governor of
Massachusetts and Florence Mary Hall,
Lieutenant-Governor. Ralph Lovejoy, a
captain in the Marines, will make a good
impression in his uniform, Betty Suther-
land, as President of the D. A. R., Mary
Sullivan, President of Palmolive Soap
Company, Nancy Bosworth of Paramount
Picture Fame, United States Senator War-
ren J. Bedford, Judge Grace Elkerton,
should all have good influence upon the
Joe: Grace received her fame in hand-
ling chat famous divorce case between
Roma Wright and John Nelson. John
found a gold mine in China so Roma
thought she would get some of it, not
being satisfied with the $250,000.00 set-
tlement in the inompson case. oeorg3
made his money as a television expert,
Ann: I guess that's so, all right. We'll
have Evelyn Bouret and Winifred Blan-
chard write the campaign speeches.
Room "12" certainly sounds like a dress-
making factory with all that whir-r of
sewing machines. Rita Parker is a phil-
anthropic lady if there ever was one. She
is responsible for all the material that is
going into those garments for the unem-
ployed besides keeping Marguerite Allen,
Sigrid Benson and Mary Balcom on her
payroll doing the actual dressmaking.
What's all that yelling clown in Room 11?
Joe: That's old Doc Sudbury trying to
keep his victim calm. It's the old gag of
"open up wider— this won't hurt, and it'll
only take a minute." Catherine Denny,
once manager of the Waldorf Restaurant
System in Massachusetts, is now out of
work because of the almost universal use
of synthetic tablets— the new easy way of
getting nutrition, invented by Richard
Ann: Room 11, a dental clinic, Room 12
sewing — and all this noise and pounding
in the assembly hall!
Joe: Well, we have to have a workshop
in order to repair toys and make the new
ones, the sale of which gives our treasury
a good boost. We have a great set up
there with Alex Chiumento as boss, Wal-
ter DeMelle doing the painting, and Nor-
man Bruneau the wood turning.
Ann: Say, that was quite a fire they
had over in Armand Larivee's baseball
factory on Walnut Street. Armand sure-
ly is doing his bit in these trying times
when he keeps Albert Woodward and
Bruno Tassinari on as salesmen.
Joe: Yes, he is, and say, wasn't that a
big fire! George Fairbanks, the Chief
of the "Who Dangs", was taking charge
of things while his merry men, among
whom were Tony Palladino and Ralph Sa-
viano, were doing their best to extinguish
Ann: They were really getting the fire
under control when the water main broke
and then a call was sent for Holt Monag-
han, the Commissioner of Public Works.
Joe: Speaking of water, John Killeen
has been employed by the Metropolitan
Water Dept. as the guard to keep boys
from fishing and swimming at Lake Co-
Ann: The Killeens seem to be very
prosperous. Helen is owner of the Sand-
wich Shop and Catherine Hall and Lillian
Ljunggren are employed there.
Joe: Yes, several shops have opened
around the city. Margaret Sims is ais-
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playing gowns at the Natick Style Shop
for Virginia Nicholson, the proprietor.
Ann: Ameen Solomon has become one
of the most famous tailors in this vicinity.
He gets a great amount of work from A.
B. Turner and Sons, the men's store on
the corner of Main and Summer streets.
Joe: That reminds me, did you know
that the Heath & Heath Real Estate Co.
has taken over Fred Harrington s man-
sion on Highland street and it's for sale?
Ann: No. but have you heard about the
comic strip in the Boston Post written by
Boh Rogers in which he portrays Alice
Fritz as the new "Fritzie Ritz of the Mo-
vies" and Elizabeth Malcolmson and
James Grady are cartooning "Us Girls?"
Joe: Speaking of comedy, have you
seen the picture which stars Robert Rus-
sell and Victoria Pelton? It's playing at
the Hippodrome this week and has George
Hume and Catherine Hughes as support-
ing artists. Tony Guarino has become
successor to his famous cousin "Sunshine
Sammy" and they've changed the name
to "Rainy-Day Tony."
Ann: I went over to the Teachers' Col-
lege yesterday and talked with Eleanor
McCormick and Frances Halpin, who are
teachers of German and French.
Joe: Speaking of colleges, I visited the.
Betty Co-ed College of which "Peg" Ma-
haney is president to see the football
team coached by Tony Marciano. He is
ably assisted by Harold Potter and Rob-
Ann: George Hanna is a Golf Pro at
Wildwood and is making superb golfers
of Phyllis Grant and Robert Kane.
Joe: Joe Walsh, the largest stockholder
of the Natick Protective Union, employs
lone Miles and Kay Grant as stenograph-
ers in the store. The Hedderig & Hed-
derig Co., who run an Employment Bu-
reau, placed the girls.
Ann: Mary McGann won the Pulitzer
Prize for her poetry last year. James
O'Brien is her publicity manager.
Joe: I saw some of our more brilliant
classmates, Anna Jordan, Agnes Lane and
Helen Raczus, who are teaching at Wal-
nut Hill where Buelah Stanton is now
president. They were all "sitting with
Joe: Walter Hayes is collecting laun-
dry for "Peg" Nugent and Betty L,ucey,
who are now baking in washings. Gladys
Henry is the President of the East Na-
tick Village Improvement Society.
Ann: Francis Bardellini and Ferdinand
Schaller are acting as Indian guides to
the tourists who visit historic South Na-
tick. The work is most remunerative,
Joe: I had the funniest experience I've
had in a long time the other day when I
saw Fred Nickerson trying to purchase
Chinese clothes at a local dry goods store.
I inquired why he desired the suaden
change in clothes, and he told me he had
been appointed Ambassador to China and
had to dress for the occasion. He said
he was going to fly to China from the Na-
tick Airport in a plane built by the Valle
Virginia Hall, a war correspondent for
the Boston Globe, is going to take the
trip with Nickerson to get material for
her paper. He is also taking "Joe" Eve-
rett and Francis Barnicle the star cam-
eramen of the Globe.
Ann: I have the returns of the city of
Natick election. Have you seen them
Joe: No, what were the returns?
Ann: Well, Honest John Keating is
our Mayor and our class is represented on
the Council by John Gibbons, and Wil-
liam Johnson. The people have wisely
chosen Bessie Parker, Kenneth Rathbun,
and William Whalen for the Board of
Public Welfare. One of the boards in the
Mayor's platform was for a new library
where Ann Bacigalupo, Rita Conroy ana
Alice Bonyman will probably be employed
Ann: The School Committee, Grace Gor-
don, Marianne Burke, Edmund Shea, Anna
Stevens and Joe Rotchford have appoint-
ed Barbara Wade as head of the Physics
Department in the New School. Politics
have claimed a number from our class all
right. Margaret Whitman is the ward
boss of the Nebraska Plains district, while
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Agnes Kiley decides just who will ana
who won't vote and what the vote will be
in South Natick.
Joe: I was talking to Grace Marston
the other day and she told me that she
was superintendent of nurses at the Leo-
nard Morse Hospital and she has Lillian
Mercier and Betty Meehan on the nursing
Ann: Harry Swanson, che great artist,
and his assistant, Ruth MacDonald, nave
become art designers for the Chesterfield
Cigarette Co. of which John Yveatherby
is advertising manager.
Joe: Elizabeth Ross owns a night club
in New York where a floor show is put on
three times daily by a company of dan-
cers traveling under the name of The
Hollywood Revue. I later learned that
these dancers were none other than our
old classmates Helen McManus, Frances
Morrissey, Estelle Golden, Helen Hesek,
Doris Doyle and Grace Bernard.
Ann: Adamo Agostinelli is working for
the Italian Consul as an interpreter. He
has Alice Bedford as his secretary.
Joe: Lee Swanson, an expert swimmer,
has appointed Virginia Bryan, Rose Mc-
Glone, and Priscilla Felch as swimming
instructors at the swimming club at Dug
Ann: I hear that Mary Maffei and Kita
MacNeil have organized a women's tennis
club. Dora Wells, Eva Mordis, Elizabeth
Franciose and Cora Gilman are among
the many members. They are expected
to have a very promising tennis team.
Joe: I saw Joe Horan the other day
running towards Worcester Street. He
told me he was practising for the mara-
thon, but I didn't believe him. To tell
the truth I think he was late and besides
he was all dressed up, and I never saw a
marathon runner all dressed up.
Ann: Helen Connolly and Marie Dona-
hue are making it much easier for the
timid bachelors of the city. They have
opened up a matrimonial bureau. Why
only one week after Iva King applied for
a husband she was married to John Barr.
Joe: I took a bus from East Natick the
other day and a wilder ride I've never
had. I would have reported the driver
if it hadn't turned out to be Leonard Yea-
Ann: Augusto Borghesi told me that
Bob Rohnstock is traveling with the New
York Yankees. Is that true?
Joe: Yes, Bob made good at high school
and starred with the Coolidge A. C, so
he was taken by the Yankees.
Ann: Laura Main and Edna Means have
started a travel bureau and iiave just
booked Elizabeth Shea for a cruise around
Joe: Remember Fran Garvin? She has
a beauty parlor in Framingham and em-
ploys Loretta McGrath to give perma-
nents. Fran is doing very well there,
but then, she always was fond of Fram-
Ann: Speaking of Fran's beauty shop,
did you know that Sydney White, the
great scientist, is on her payroll? He
prepares all her creams and powders.
Joe: It seems as though the class of
'3 3 has done quite well since they grad-
uated from Natick High. Have you
heard from any of the others?
Ann: Yes, Rosaline McHale was here
the other day and told me that Sarah
Bernhardt has a large grocery store in
North Natick, and that Mary Brady was
life guard at South Natick and Argentine
Temprendola was working in Virginia
Nim's Stationery Store on South Main
Joe: I met Ernest Parks coming down
the street with a gun and a pack on his
back. I asked what he was doing and
he told me that he and John Soter had
just returned from a hunting trip in
Ann: Wouldn't it be wonderful Joe, it
all the people in the city were as well
taken care ot as our classmates l^el s
get busy and see if we can't make some
contacts for some of these people who
have applications with us. inis unem-
ployment problem is certainly keeping us
on the hunt for positions.
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Parents, Teachers, and Friends:
It is a most gratifying privilege which
bids me welcome you, in behalf of the
Class of 1H33, to our commencement
Today is indeed a day of superb happi-
ness for us. It signifies a victory won,
a goal attained, one brick safely deposited
in our •"wall of life." But amidst our
rejoicing for having successfully com-
pleted our school term, reality suddenly
brings to mind the predicament of our
younger brothers and sisters who will
scon stand before you in our places. With
the multiple efforts turned towards elimi-
nating all supposedly unnecessary courses
and activities in public schools, will they
be forced to return finally to the long-
predominant theory of learning, be com-
pelled to undergo the monotony of study-
ing only the three R's? Let UG hope that
this evil condition may never again con-
front us and irritate the more progressive
minds of our country. For after all. we
do not come to school merely for book
learning. Books alone are required for
that. It is the social contacts which we
encounter, learning tempered with well
conducted activities, becoming familiar-
ized with the "eccentricities of existence"
which give the experience to fortify us
against the "workings of the world."
Instead of the abolition of entireties, as
Benjamin Franklin said, "Use moderation
in all things." in this case by their modi-
And so at this, our last gathering as an
integral class, let me say that we, long
the beneficiaries of opportunities made
possible by you. trust that you will not
deprive the commonwealth of future grad-
uates of the same advantages, for, as
Diogenes proclaimed. "The foundation of
every state is in the education of its
FRANCIS ANN HALPIN
And now. dear friends, we have come
to the parting of ways. During the past
twelve years we have journeyed along
the same road, and tonight, at the cross-
roads, we are about to resume our jour-
neys separately, each in the path that he
has chosen to follow. Varied are our
destinies, and diversified the tasks which
lie ahead of us. What we need most to
accomplish these tasks is a strong deter-
mination of purpose. The important
thing is to know where we are going and
then be on our way. A definite plan to
follow and confidence in ourselves will
go far toward attaining success.
We should pause now, and seriously
take account of ourselves. Let us delve
deeply into the recesses of our hearts and
minds and see what we have gleaned
from our twelve years of schooling. Have
they fitted us for the years that lie ahead?
The true and first aim of education is
character development, whether it be in
the elementary school or in the institu-
tions of higher learning. It is not the
mere filling of the youthful mind with in-
teresting facts of history, of science, of
language and mathematics. It equips
the growing youth to meet life on its own
terms and fight it out to a finish. Equal-
ly important to the actual knowledge
which we have acquired under the guid-
ance and direction of our good teachers,
is the benefit derived from our inter-
acting influence on one another in social
and recreational activities. We have
studied not only to learn the things we
did not know, but to learn how to find
out things for ourselves.
Now is the time for initiative and self-
expression. Whether our schooling ends
today or whether we are to advance to
higher fields of education, each should
find out his best line of work, and go
about it earnestly and with no thought of
failure. Let us not fritter away years
which are of tremendous importance in
our lives, for there is too much traffic
on the Road to Success to permit loiter-
ing. We must choose for ourselves the
way, solve for ourselves the problems
which we meet, working intensively and
whole-heartedly, always with the end in
view of becoming useful citizens of our
Therefore, with a deep feeliEg of gra-
titude and responsibility to our parents,
our teachers, and our townspeople, let us
go forth determined to do our i)est in
whatever pathway our future lies.
We, the Class of 1933, say farewell to
Natick High, fond memories of which
will long dwell within our hearts.
THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS
Ever since man has made war on man
the necessity of finding some means for
establishing world peace has been recog-
nized. The greatest effort that was made
in the direction of world peace before the
World War was the round table confer-
ence. This was made up of members from
all the leading countries who met to-
gether for the purpose of settling then-
differences by discussion and arbitration.
The Hague Court of International Ar-
bitration was estabished in 19 07 for the
purpose of applying judicial procedure to
international relationships. The World
War ended for a time all efforts toward
At the end of the war the desire for a
permanent state of world peace was
strongly manifested by every nation that
had given its life and blood to the wanton
destruction which had been centered in
President Wilson expressed the desire
of the whole world in his fourteen points
presented as a basis for armistice nego-
tiations. The final paragraph of his pro-
position which stated:
"A general association of nations must
be established under specific covenants
for the purpose of affording mutual guar-
antees of political independence and terri-
torial integrity to great and small states
alike," led to the establishment of The
League of Nations.
The League, although it was established
upon the plan offered by President
Wilson, did not win the favor of the Uni-
ted States. This unusual state of affairs
must have had some explanation, because
it is not natural that a country built upon
principles of freedom, equality, and jus-
tice, should reject a plan for bringing
about the peace of the world. It was not
the majority of people in the United Sta-
tes who opposed the League, but a com-
paratively small group in the legislative
department of the government at Wash-
ington. When the covenant of the League
was submitted to this body for approval,
they refused to accept any part of it that
was binding upon the rights of the United
States, and then, after all the concessions
that could possibly have been made were
agreed upon by the other countries, the
United States still refused to sign. The
people of the United States were never
given a chance to vote "yes" or "no" on
the League and the ruling forces of gov-
ernment kept most of the proceedings
The attitude of the United States to-
ward the League was bound to have no
small effect upon the other nations.
France and England being left with no
one to act as an arbitrator between them
have gradually become cooler toward one
another. The smaller nations have taken
advantage of the unreasonable demands of
the United States in an attempt to gain
their own individual ambitions. The pre-
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valent attitude of the whole world has
been one of distrust to any general dis-
armament. The nations say to one ano-
ther, •"Disarmament is a fine ideal; you
disarm first though, and I'll follow glad-
ly.'' This deadlock having been reached,
nothing more is done.
The purpose of the league is stated in
the preamble: "To promote international
cooperation and achieve international
peace and security by acceptance of obli-
gations, not to resort to war, hy prescrip-
tion of open, just and honorable relations
between states, by the firm establishment
of the understandings of international
law as the actual rule of conducts among
governments, and by maintainance of jus-
tice and a scrupulous respect for all treaty
obligations in the dealings of organized
peoples with one another."
The organization, detailed powers and
its principal specific aims are stated in
twenty-six articles. The covenant of the
League was revised and signed June 28,
1919. It became a part of the Treaty of
Versailles, January 10, 1920.
The League is organized in the same
manner as the government of any of the
larger countries. There is the secreta-
riat, made up of a secretary-general ap-
pointed by the council and approved by
a majority of the assembly, and five hun-
dred men and women of all nations who
keep the records of the League and record
all treaties, agreements, etc., which are
made between countries.
The council is composed of one repre-
sentative for each of the five permanent
members, Great Britain, France, Italy,
Germany, and Japan, and nine non-per-
manent members chosen every year by the
The assembly has three members from
each country belonging to the League.
Each country has but one vote.
The council and assembly both consider
questions of international importance.
New states are admitted to the League
with the consent of two-thirds of the as-
sembly. Withdrawal from the League re-
quires two years notice and a fulfillment
of all obligations.
All questions which arise must be de-
cided by unanimous consent.
Out of the League there has grown ano-
ther organization which, although it gains
its power from the League, will do more
than anything else to really establish
everlasting peace. This body is the World
Court. It was organized for the pur-
pose of applying judicial procedure to
questions of international importance that
involve legal rights. Its judiciary con-
sists of fifteen judges, each selected for a
nine year term, from a list of nominees
submitted to the court of arbitration es-
tablished by the Hague peace conferences.
It meets at the Hague and its method of
procedure is very much the same as that
of the Supreme Court in the United
The League has been constantly occu-
pied since its inception with settling dis-
putes which might otherwise have led to
war. All members are bound to submit
all questions which tend to cause armed
conflict to the League and if the League
fails to reach a unanimous decision on
the subject the parties concerned are free
to act according to their own judgment.
The League has operated successfully on
all questions up to the Chinese- Japanese
affair. This affair is likely to become
the acid test for the League of Nations,
and upon its decisions now will rest the
future of world peace.
The League has been blocked in its ef-
forts toward disarmament by the refusal
of the United States to join the organi-
zation. The various administrations
which have taken office in this country
have tried to bring about disarmament by
conferences outside the circles of the Lea-
The greatest weakness of the League
has been the non-partisanship of the uni-
ted States in its affairs. The second
weakness is the lack of power to enforce
its decrees. The Japanese situation has
pointed out the need of force in keeping
the member nations of the League in
strict accordance with the laws of the co-
venant. The inability of the League to
use force in preserving peace must be
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remedied in the same way that the Ar-
ticles of Confederation in the United Sta-
tes were remedied by the Constitution.
The government must be given the power
to enforce as well as express its decrees.
The League of Nations has a very defi-
nite place in the forward march of civili-
zation. It is the result of years of effort
toward the peace of the world. It is
another great step in the forward march
toward the light of real civilization. It
will be the foundation for other move-
ments which will follow and improve
upon it. It is for us. the citizens of to-
morrow, to learn its value and to give it
the support which so great a work is de-
The general impression that we have of
the League of Nations is a hazy picture
of a group of solemn faces, diplomats, en-
gaged in eternal and pointless debate.
We fail to appreciate the real benefits of
the organization. The League is the
means of establishing friendly relation-
ships between nations and every effort
made in the direction widens tbe scope of
the average person's business activity.
The high tariff, the embargo and other
institutions for the prevention of interna-
tional trade are the result of misunder-
standings which may be easily cleared up
and eliminated. The work of the League
of Nations toward international good feel-
ing will do much toward lowering the
price on even the simplest commodities.
The modern world with its improved trans-
portation and communication is too small
to allow its races to live together and the
League of Nations is the instrument which
will guide us toward that ideal.
Not long ago a new state was set up in
Asia. This new state was called Man-
chuckuo. At its head is Henry Pu Yi.
former Chinese prince. One would na-
turally ask, "Where is this country''
Was there a revolution? Who recognizes
In answer to the first question, it is
situated in northeastern China, in the
Chinese province that was formerly called
Manchuria. This state was conceived, set
up, (by armed force) and recognized by
The Chinese armies are large in number
but they have no airplanes, the most use-
ful instrument of common warfare. Even
the men in the trenches, though possess-
ing a great amount of courage, are inade-
quately trained and supplied.
Now let us, see the reaction of the Jap-
anese people to the war. Not long ago,
there appeared in a Boston daily a small
article telling the public that the Social-
ists of Japan are not allowed to meet.
All Socialists are not necessarily against
the war, just because it has been the cus-
tom of this party to preach peace, because
even the Socialists themselves use armed
force to attain their ends. So it must be
that the reason these meetings are stop-
ped is not because they are Socialists, but
because they oppose wars of aggression.
Floyd Gibbons while in Japan sent a
cable that said, "War fever at great
height." This shows that most of the
people are in favor of the war, yet why
do they put such small numbers who are
against the war down? Are they afraid
the people of Japan will rise against the
Some newspapers and magazines claim
that Japan's governmental policies are es-
tablished by the army, but since none of
them can give satisfying proof, it is doubt-
The league committee of "nineteen,"
who have been investigating this war
for about one year, have recently announ-
ced that Japan is unjustified in the inva-
sion of China. It declared that Japan
did have a right to protect her interests
and citizens in China, but it did not have
a right to invade the Chinese territory.
Therefore, China is justified in trying to
repel Japan's invasion. As soon as the
committee of nineteen s report was made
known, Japan's delegates to the Assem-
bly in Geneva withdrew, under orders of
the home government. This is not a re-
signation, however, since the league's law
says a nation may not resign until two
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years after the resignation has been
handed in. This prevents any nation from
doing any rash things. Hence. Japan may
not he considered out of the League just
because her delegates have withdrawn.
Recently in Europe, much sentiment has
been shown regarding this war, although
not much sentiment is official. England
favors an arms embargo of the Far East
to stop the hostilities. Even though Eng-
land favors this embargo it is doubtful
whether any nation would adopt this plan.
Arthur Brisbane recently said. "There
are three men who can restore world
peace, Franklin I). Roosevelt, Japan's Mi-
kado, and the Pope." In the first place,
Roosevelt at the head of the most prosper-
ous nation on earth, could set an example
tor other nations. The Mikado with
all his influence could recall his army
from China. The Pope, the world's great-
est statesman, can easily lead the minds
of his millions along the channels or
Many of us wonder how it will end.
Will China remain the downtrodden, pity-
ful giant of Asia, or will she arise, as
nations have done before, and fight off
this Japanese menace?
JJattcfe i|tgfj g>djool letter Jflen
Mac kin, John
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SENIOR HONOR ROLL
CLASS OF 1933
Frances Ann Halpin, Salutatorian
Anna Marguerite Jordan
Eleanor Catherine McCormick,
Victoria Pfeiffer Pelton
Grace Dorothy Bernard
Catherine Theresa Denny-
John L. Everett
Dorothy Mary Hedderig
Iva R. King
Francis Howard Knowlton
Agnes Helen Lane
Edna Florence Means
Lilianne Alice Marie Mercier
lone Mary Miles
Virginia Alice Nims
Robert Thayer Russell
Grace Beulah Stanton
Dorothea Mae Sunderland
Barbara Lucille Wade
Arthur Josiah Wenzel, Jr.
Anna Lillian Bacigalupo
Mary Ellen Balcom
John J. Barr, 2nd.
Robert D. Branagan
Helen Elizabeth Connolly
Rita Agnes Conroy
Walter Earl DeMelle
Priscilla Hazel Felch
Frances. J. Garvin
Cora I. Oilman
Florence Mary Hall
Fred Elson Harrington
Jesse T. Heath, Jr.
Mary Frances Heath
Esther Theodora Hedderig
John Joseph Keating
John David Killeen
Charles Franklin King
Margaret Helen Mahaney
Mary Margaret McGann
Mary Elizabeth Meehan
Margaret Mary Nugent
Robert Bruce Rogers
Anna May Stevens
David Vincent Sudbury
Bruno Thomas Tassinari
Argentina Rita Temprendola,
John Herbert Weatherby
Myrtle Irene Wheeler
FACULTY HONOR ROLL
Roy W. Hill
Edward N. White
Harold C. Sears
Clayton E. Gardner
Elva C. Coulter
Florence E. Belliveau
John C. Caldwell
Margaret E. Cellarius
E. Grace Church
Isabel C. Currier
John F. Donahue
Muriel E. Mann
Elizabeth G. Murphy
Edith M. Nntt
Ethel W. Ratsey
Louise M. Scott
Emily L. Shannon
Louise M. Sullivan
Daisy V. Wildbur
Kathleen W. Young
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well that they had been in a hard-fought
Considering the fact that once again
Natick's football team was pursued in-
cessantly by the injury jinx, the record of
her 1932 eleven can be considered as
very satisfactory. At least we had a
team that was in there fighting every
minute spurred on by that indomitable
package of energy Captain "Bobby" Hale.
Natick's opponents were, as is usually the
case, much larger physically than we were,
making the task much more difficult.
Making an auspicious start, Natick took
the first three games in a row. Then we
struck a snag in the form of heavier and
more experienced elevens from Belmont,
Milford, Dedham and Norwood. Sand-
wiched in between these unfortunate af-
fairs was a brilliant victory over Need-
ham to the tune of 20-7. To cap the
climax, a championship Framingham team
was held to two touchdowns, but before
the final whistle blew they knew very
St John's High
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Back Row — Mackin, Gavin, Petro, Grassey, Corkery, O'Regan, Holden, Townsend.
Second Row — Green, Snell, Bismark, Feeley, Wignot, Chiumento, Rotc'.iford
Front Row — Palli, Walsh, Penell, Thompson, Carey, Hale, Keating, Coach Donahue.
On March 4 of this year, another Na-
tick High School Basketball Season un-
der the direction of Coach Donahue, was
brought to a close.
The Basketball Season was a series of
victories marred by only three defeats.
The first defeat was suffered at Ded-
ham on foul points. Fully eleven points
went to Dedham in this way.
The following night Natick again suf-
fered defeat from Wellesley.
The remaining defeat was encountered
"Bob" Hale, Keating, Carey, Walsh and
Captain Penell exhibited fine team work
this season and are to be congratulated.
The second team took the laurels for
the year with 14 victories and no defeats
for a perfect record.
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Back Row — M. Sims, A. Trudel, M. Nugent, Miss Currier.
Front Row — P. Grant, R. McGlone, D. Hed derig, R. Wright, V. Bryan.
When the new coach, Miss Isabella
Currier, announced the beginning of the
basketball season a total of ninety girls
signed up. The girls were divided into
ten teams and for the first time they
played intermural basketball.
The Senior, .Junior, and Sophomore
teams were formed from these teams. In
the first class game, the Natick Seniors
defeated the Ashland Seniors, the Juniors
lost a close game, and the Sophomores
tied their score. Then the class teams
met their old rival, Framingham, and
after having been defeated by these girls
in previous years, staged a remarkable
game and defeated the three Framingham
The Senior team proving to be the
best, changed their name and became the
Natick High Girls' Varsity. The team
included: Dorothy Hedderig, ( Captain)
c: Rose McGlone, sc; Anne Trudel, rf;
Virginia Bryan, If; Margaret Nugent, rg;
Phyllis Grant, lg; Roma Wright, lg.
The girls carried on the old Natick
High School tradition by defeating the
Alumnae. In their second game the
girls were defeated by the Norwood girls,
but they felt that they had had a success-
ful season, having won three out of four
-Green, L. Carey, O'Regan, Burke, DeMelle,
Trum, Fitzgerald, Wignot,
Third Row — Bond, Williamson, Downing, Morrisey, Bismark, Doherty, Potter, Gleason
Second Row — Bianchi, Keating, Snell, Doherty, Woodward, Corkery, Rohnstock.
Front Row — Grassey, Bell, King, Carey Johnson.
The Natick High School Baseball sea-
son opened April 13 at Coolidge Fielrt
successful ball teams
with about forty boys reporting for prac-
tice. After the regulars were chosen,
Coach Donahue formed his usual winning
With Hale and Rohnstock on the mound
the home team went through the first
ten games without a setback. The first
defeat came at the hands of Norwood,
but getting back into their stride the club
defeated Dedham and then their second
defeat came at the hands of their old
rivals Framingham, at the close margin
We hope the team representing Natick
High in future years will prove as suc-
cessful as the team of '3 3. We wish
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Back Row — R. Shea, L. Carey, J. Angelo, H. Swanson, R. McNichols, R. Williams,
Third Row — F. McGlone, L. Foley, K. Fair, D. Thayer, A. Swenson, H. Potter.
Second Row — D. Volk, M. Latcur, J. Nichols, Mr. Gardner, I. King, M. Gilleran, H.
Kenniston, W. Quast.
Front Row — W. Andrews, J. King, E. McCormick, H. Connolly, Jos. Everett, M.
THE STUDENT COUNCIL
The election of Student Council mem-
bers for the year was held during the
first week of the school term in Septem-
ber and was followed by a meeting of the
body at which the following officers were
President — Franklin King
Vice-President — Eleanor McCormick
Secretary — Helen Connolly
Treasurer — Joseph Everett
The immediate task of the Council at
that time was the conduction of the Sas-
samon Board election.
In previous years, the Student Council
has shown its interests in sports by se-
lecting the cheerleaders for the football
season and by organizing an Athletic
Association in the School. In addition
to these activities, this year's Council
sponsored a Football dance which was a
brilliant and an unusually successful social
Handbooks of school regulations, pre-
pared by last year's Council, were distrib-
uted to all pupils of the school during the
Fall by Council members.
The Student Council has held a meet-
ing every second week throughout the
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year at which questions of general in-
terest to the school have been discussed.
Among its duties are the care of the vic-
trola which is used, for dancing in the
Gym and for which the Council has pro-
cured records, and the encouragement
of proper courtesy among the students.
In March, Franklin King and John
Mitchell were sent as delegates from Na-
tick High to the Student Council Con-
vention of Eastern Massachusetts in Fall
The Student Council of 1932 and 193 3
has been active in promoting the happi-
ness and prosperity of Natick High
School which it hopes will be augmented
Back Row — Doherty, King, Weatherby, Rogers, Miss Wilson, Wenzel, Barnicie, Hume.
Front Row — Margaret Nugent, Eleanor McCormick, Molly Heath. Agnes Lane, Anna
Jordan, Lee Swanson.
THE SENIOR PLAY
One of the lasting impressions made by
the Class of '33 was its skillful presen-
tation of "Sweet Sixteen," a play in three
acts by Ray Hodges, under the direction
of Miss Irene Wilson, head of the Eng-
lish department, who left us in January
to go to the Frank A. Day School in New-
Mollie Heatli threw herself completely
into the life of Ruttaie Goddard, cute
little busybody of sixteen, who finally
succeeded in persuading Pat Patton, ade-
quately portrayed by Robert Rogers, that
he loved her. However, this was not ef-
fected without evoking the ire of several
other talented cast members including
Kitty Patton, tiawlessiy played by Agnes
Lane, Ileane and Fred Patton, depicted
so well by Eleanor McCormick and John
Weatherby, Edwin Patton. wlom we Iden-
tified as George Hume, Cranston Stepha-
nie, in real life. Lee Swanson, and Tom-
my, no less than bristling John Doherty
in the flesh.
Also, well deserving of recognition, was
the work of Margaret Nugent and Frank
King, in the parts of Eunice Patton and
Grandmother and Grandfather, the two
character roles so very hard to picture,
were enacted with tremendous appeal by
Anna Jordan and Francis Barnicie.
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PYGMALION AND GALATEA
Back Row — Norma Brighton, Harry Swanson, Warren Bedford, David Sudbury,
Front Row — Grace Elkerton, Peter Valle, Evo Valle, Nancy Bosworth, Robert Rogers
PYGMALION and GALATEA
"Pygmalion and Galatea" was presented
by the Art Classes on Tuesday evening,
April 25, at 8 p. m. in the Senior Hign
It proved to be such a success that, in
response to numerous requests, a second
presentation was given May 15, 19 3:>.
Pygmalion, a Greek sculptor, fell in
love with an animated statue in his wife's
absence. Before her marriage to him,
Cynisca, Pygmalion's wife, had been a
Nympth of Artemis. Because of her love
for Pygmalion, Artemis had let her go
with the understanding that if either
should prove unfaithful to the other,
blindness would be the unfaithful one's
Hurt and angry at her husband's in-
fidelity, Cynisca called down blindness
upon him. Galatea, wishing to show her
sorrow at what she had done, pleaded
with Cynisca to forgive him.
Cynisca did forgive him, his sight was
restored, and the animated statue to
The play was different, excellently por-
trayed and very successful.
The cast was as follows:
Pygmalion, sculptor Robert Rogers
Leuceppe, soldier Warren Bedford
Chrysos, art patron Harry Swanson
Amesimos, slave David Sudbury
Minos, slave Peter Valle
Galatea, animated statue Norma Brighton
Cynisca, Pygmalion's Wife Dorothy Thayer
Daphne, Chrysos' wife Grace Elkerton
Nyrine, l-ygmalions sister Nancy Bosworth
Ushers, candy committees and other
assistants were students of the Art
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Back Row — McGrath, Sunderland, Gibbons, Gordon, Gately, Rotchford, Dahlgren,
Stanton, Mitchell, Nichols, Williams.
Third Row — Tassinari, Means, Gauthier, Donahue, Fair, Latour, Stocker, Decker,
Sampson, Kreshpane, Coleman, Angelo
Second Row — Howard, Lane, Halpin, Quast, Whittier, Marciano, Miss Eldridge, Lis-
combe, Weatherby, Grassey, Bosworth, Sutherland, McGlone.
Front Row — Bedford, Nugent, Bismark, Meek, Bruneau, Carey, Penell, Lucey, Palli,
Willi a larger group than ever before,
the Glee Club organized in September
with Miss Eldridge directing.
The club met Mondays and Wednes-
days, activity period, and this time was
spent in singing and giving short operet-
The Glee Club was asked to sing at
many outside activities this year and
from all reports they were well received
by the various audiences.
This is one of the largest organizations
in the High School and offers exceptional
This year quite a few students volun-
teered to join the band and at the be-
ginning of the football season band prac-
tice was held every Thursday morning in
Later the band began to travel with
the football team and made a fine show-
ing for Natick.
Miss Eldridge, Mr. Burke and the mem-
bers of the band are to be congratulated
on the work accomplished this year.
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Back Row — Armenio, Marciano, Fairbanks McAllen, Phipps.
Second Row — Apostle, Guarino, Hanna, Miss Eldridge, Bruneau, Duff, Featiierman.
Front Row — Stocker, Meek, Branagan, Jos. Everett, Knott.
The orchestra was organized in the
early part of the year with Miss Miriam
Eldridge as adviser and rendered its ser-
vices at the Senior Play, The Natick Wo-
man's Club Play, "Pygmalion and Gala-
tea," and Graduation. The orchestra al-
so played at many other activities.
The service of the orchestra at our as-
semblies proved of great enjoyment to us.
The members of the orchestra are:
Anthony Marciano, James Phipps, George
Hanna, Virginia Bennett, Edward Meek,
Rocco Guarino, Maurice Featiierman, Bar-
bara Bennett, Dorothy Stocker, Lucile
Knott, Robert Branagan, Joseph Everett,
Norman Bruneau. Pandy Apostal, John
Armenio, George Fairbanks, John Duff,
P'rancis McAllan, Manager.
At the close of a strenuous season the
football squad attended a dance given in
their honor by the Student Council.
As soon as the orchestra rendered its
first modern melody, the floor rapidly
filled as our football squad soon made it
apparent that they were masters not only
of football but of dancing.
During the intermission Coach Donahue
announced that Jackson Wignot would
lead the 1!)33 eleven.
"Bobby" Hale has our sincere praise for
his hard work this past year. "Jackie'"
Wignot has our hearty congratulations
and best wishes in captaining the 1933
Chaperons for the dance were: Mr.
and Mrs. Patrick Everett, Mr. and Mrs.
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Hack Row — Kenniston, Blanchard, Denny, Thayer, Hedderig, Fair, Hurst, Garvin,
Third Row — Hayes, Gilleran, Burgess, Hedderig, Foley, Thayer, Carey, McCormick,
Second Row — Williamson, Swanson, Nugent, King, Trudel, Monaghan, Lucey, Valie,
Front Row — Bedford, Quast, McGrath, Everett, McGann, Hamilton, Feeley.
This year, the Sassamon again succeed-
ed in carrying off a prize at the Columbia
Interscholastic Contest held on March 10,
Prizes were based on the originality
and literary value of the material sub-
mitted. Miss Shannon and the editorial
staff are justly proud of this award as
Natick High was the only high school in
Massachusetts, with 300-800 enrollment
to receive an award.
On the evening of February 10, the
Sassamon Board held a dance which
proved a social and financial success.
As in previous years the Sassamon held
a short story and poetry contest. The
prizes were awarded at an assembly in
Altogether, the Sassamon has enjoyed
a successful and profitable year.
We take this opportunity to thank our
advisers, Miss Emily Shannon, for her
willing, helpful assistance, and Mr. Sears
for his guidance in financial affairs which
helped to make our paper a success.
The following people served on the
Sassamon Board this year:
Editors-in-Chief : Mary McGann, John
Everett; Assistant Editors: Alice Mc-
Grath, Went worth Quast.
Literary Editor: Winifred Blanchard:
Assistant Literary Editors: Mary Gilleran,
Business Manager: Margaret Nugent;
Assistant Business Managers: Frank King,
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Art Editors: Ruth McDonald, Peter
Valle; Assistant Art Editor: Esther Hed-
Advertising Managers: Seniors, Vir-
ginia Nicholson, Harry Swanson; Juniors,
Harriet Keniston, John Mackin; Sopho-
mores, Katherine Fair, Leonard Foley.
News Editors: Seniors, Eleanor McCor-
mick, Walter Hayes; Juniors, Grace Fee-
ley, Reginald Williamson; Sophomores,
Helen Thayer, Joseph Burgess.
Subscription Editors: Seniors, Frances
Garvin, Holt Monaghan; Juniors, Hazel
Hurst, David Hamilton; Sophomores,
Marjorie Pond, Leo Carey.
Athletic Editors: Girls, Dorothy Hed-
derig; Boys, James Grady.
Joke Editors: Anna Trudel, Marjory
Exchange Editor: Alice Bedford.
Assistant Financial Editor: Mary Sulli-
Faculty Advisors: Miss Shannon, Mr.
Sears, Miss Wildbur.
The Class of 1933 beld its Reception
at the Natick Armory, June 16.
Tbere was a receiving line from eight
to nine and, at this time, a few wistful
faces could be seen, but after the third
dance all sadness because of the impend-
ing graduation was swept aside and the
Seniors and their guests merrily danced
the night away.
Finally, when the strains of "Home,
Sweet Home" filled the room, every Sen-
ior, with a pang of regret, realized that
the Senior Reception was over.
The Senior Class thanks Miss Nutt and
Miss Belleveau, the Class Advisers, Miss
Coulter and her committee, and all others
who helped to make the Senior Reception
a memorable success.
THE JUNIOR PROM
That dance long aw;aited by every Jun-
ior, the Junior Prom, was held May 5, at
The Class Advisers, Miss Margaret E.
Cellarius and Miss E. Grace Churcli,
worked long and painstakingly with the
members of the Junior Class in order that
the Junior Prom might be a success.
It was — a tremendous success, and we
can thank the Juniors for a most enjoy-
On Friday evening, February 10, the
Sassamon Board, under the direction of
Miss Shannon and Mr. Sears, held a dance
in the High School Assembly Hall.
The hall was beautifully decorated witn
red valentines which peeped around cor-
ners in a most unexpected manner, and
gaily-colored crepe ribbons were suspend-
ed from the ceiling.
At 8.3 the orchestra commenced its
merry tunes and those in attendance
danced the hours away, until— it was al-
most unbelievable— the Sassamon Dance
The chaperons for the dance were:
Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Everett, Mr. and Mrs.
C. E. Garvin, Mr. and Mrs. William Nu-
gent and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thayer.
This year's hockey team won only one
game while it lost three. Lack of ice
was responsible for the slack team work,
although the boys worked hard to win.
Practice was called in early December
by Mr. Nichols and the boys reported at
Cartier's Pond for two afternoons. After
the Christmas vacation the team played
two games with Wayland and toward the
last of the month two games with Weston.
The Seniors held most of the positions
but a few Juniors and Sophomores broke
into the lineup at times. Zicko was out-
standing at center, scoring twice in the
Weston game. Phoenix at left wing and
King at right wing completed the front
line. At defense were George Fairbanks
and Captain Hayes, with John Doherty in
The reserves were Sullivan, center.
Burgess, Rotchford, Woodward, wings and
Nickerson, and McNichols, defense.
Results of games:
January 4 Wayland 1 Natick
January 5 Wayland 2 Natick
January 2 2 Weston V Natick 1
January 23 Natick 3 Weston 2
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William Johnson, President
Ferdinand Schaller, Vice-President
Franklin King, Treasurer
Helen Connolly, Secretary
Franklin King, President
STUDENT COUNCIL OFFICERS
Franklin King, President
Eleanor McCormick, Vice-President
Helen Connolly, Secretary
Joseph Everett, Treasurer.
SENIOR EXECUTIVE BOARD
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"Bill's" popularity has been unrivalled
since he came to Natick High. .Ever cheerful
and friendly, he is everyone's pal. We surely
were lucky to get a president of his calibre.
Happy days Bill.
Baseball 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Sassamon
Board 2, 3; Chairman Junior Prom and Senior
Reception; Student Council 2, 3.
"Ferd" is one of the quiet chaps about
school. He is deeply interested in radio. He
has an operator's license on station WICHY.
We expect big things from "Ferd" because he
hails from South Natick.
Chairman of Ticket Committee for Junior
Prom and Senior Reception; Executive Board.
If the discussion is baseball Frank is al-
ways there and through his untiring efforts of
diamond ability he has attained the captaincy.
Frank also represents our student body and
under his leadership we have accomplished
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Sassamon Board 4; Sen-
ior Play; Senior Write-up 4; Student Council 4.
Helen is our class secretary and most apt
Latin scholar. "Connie" has many friends in
school and elsewhere. She appears most in-
terested in studies. Best of luck to you.
Costume Committee for Senior Play \;
Student Council 3, 4; Executive Board 3, 4.
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Adamo is one of our shy seniors and al-
though he is a resident of the Framingham line,
he is an ardent rooter for his alma mater.
Here's wishing "Adam" the best of luck.
Stuart came to us the latter part of his
senior year and through his genial personality
has won many friends.
Marguerite is somewhat bashful— but Oh!
how nice. Some lucky young man already has
his eye on our dark-eyed smiling Marguerite.
Baseball 2; Basketball 3, 4; Tennis 3.
If one enjoys good arguments, tune in
some time on Anna and her various opponents.
I wonder if Ann finds arguments with the cer-
tain Head Usher as enjoyable as with others.
What say you, Ann?
S. O. S. 3; Costume Committee.
A shy little girl from North Natick is
"Sally." And yet her winning ways have won
her many friends among students and teachers.
We know success is ahead in the commercial
world for "Sally."
Candy Committee (Senior Play); After-
noon Gym 2, 3.
Francis is one of our small seniors. Be-
cause of his eagerness to study he has suc-
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"Barney" is the baseball statistician of JM.
H. S. No trades or new players are unknown
to him. Barney is quite a success with the
text-books and we know he will be equally
successful with after-graduation problems.
Golf 4; Junior Sassamon Board 3; Debat-
ing Society 2, 3; Senior Play 4; Track 2.
Joe hails from our suburb of South Natick.
The reason for his quietness is he has a yearn-
ing for the wide open spaces.
Although John does not take much interest
in school life, we know the gates of success are
open to him. "Say it with flowers."
Alice is our famous typist. Ever since
our sophomore year Alica has shown us expert
typing. Do you think you can keep up with
"Tessie the typist?" We all know that you
will make a most competent secretary for some
business concern. We all wish you the best of
luck in future years.
Tennis 4; Sassamon Board 4; Senior Play
Candy Committee; Typewriting Awards 2, 3.
Most of Warren's spare time is spent in
drawing and in the future we know he will
give plenty of competition to Griftehir, the
Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Society 2, 3;
Senior Play Ticket Committee 4; Pygmalion
and Galatea 4; Sketch Class 2, 3, 4.
Very much busied by her studies Sigricl
hasn't had much time for many scnool activi-
ties. However, those she did undertake
brought her success. During her stay she has
made many friends.
Decorated for Junior Prom 3; Miss Rat-
sey's helper 4.
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Grace is a quiet likeable senior. Because
of her gentleness she is not very well known.
We, who know her, find her company most
enjoyable. Grace always wins with a smile.
Basketball 2, 4; Field Hockey 2.
Although Sarah recently entered Natick
High we are told she has made many friends.
We hope you have met with success during
your few months at Natick and we are all sure
you will continue to do so.
Winifred is one of our best-liked Seniors.
We wonder— if Winnie is glad "He" took a
P. G. Great things ahead with your person-
ality "Win." You will be a fine secretary for
someone and you know Winnie, even Cadets
sometimes have secretaries.
Basketball 2, 3; Sassamon Board 3, 4;
S. O. S. 3 ; Candy Committee; Chairman. JunioJ
Prom, Usher, Chairman 3; Executive Com-
mittee 4; Student Council 3.
"Lend me a pencil will you, Alice" And
she always has one. She is our neverfailing
little helping hand. We wish you luck as a
"Goachie" resembles that famous movie
star Clark Gable in many ways and some day
we are sure he will play the role of the leading
Basketball 2, 3.
Nancy joined us in our Junior year. She
has often been seen driving a Chev. She
makes good at all she tries and we hope sha
meets with success.
Glee Club 4; Art Club Play.
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EVELYN BOU RET
And where does Evelyn hail from?— Snipe
Island— That section is to be congratulated.
She has a smile for everyone and a kindly word
as well. A shy personality will be awarded
Baseball 4; Basketball 2, 4; Senior Play
Mary is one of the sweetest names in the
world. But our Mary doesn't have to live up
to that. She's sweet already.
Through "Bob's" superior musical mind
he has attained the art of teaching and in con-
clusion he is a genious in the classroom.
Orchestra, 3. 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Senior Play;
Glee Club Operetta 3.
Norman contains unquenchable sparks of
mischief in those seemingly serious brown eyes.
He has livened many a dark day for us. as well
as entertained us with his singing ability. His
cheerful, sunny nature will always bring him
Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 3, 4; Band 3;
Operetta 2, 3, 4.
VIRGINIA "MIKE" BRYAN
And here we have our honorable basket-
ball forward of three years. "Mike" broke
through in Sophomore and remained firm ever
since. Has anyone ever heard of a certain tall
dark-haired senior athlete? Maybe— Mike can
tell us ahout him.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3. 4; Ten-
nis 3, 4; Cheer Leader 3; Afternoon Gym 2,
4; Track 4; Varsity 2, 3, 4.
MaTianne is that little brunette senior who
has rarely been seen without that smile. May-
be a graduate of two years past can tell us
about her. Your many friends wish you big
Usher, Senior Play; French Club.
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Alex is our high school Tarzan and we
understand that he is following t he footsteps
of a ring career. Woe to the opponent that
meets him. We will always remember your
Basketball 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Ulee
Club 2, 3, 4; Band 4; Wrestling 4; Track 3.
Another athlete, Rita lives in "Cat Hill"
and is a credit to that section of the town.
She has many friends, both boys and girls.
Lots of luck Rita and don't catch cold in the
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Ten-
nis 3, 4.
Walter is our tallest senior but this does
not hinder his dancing ability. Whatever may
be his future goal we all know he will attain it
through his happy-go-lucky manner.
Glee Club 3; Glee Club Operetta 3; Usher
A quiet, commercial young lady, but oh
how observant! "Cath" is well liked ana
comes from Room 11, that ever famous home-
room. We wish you luck, "Cath."
Remember John as a mischievous little
boy in "Sweet Sixteen." Well, the real John
is mischievous, too, although his fun is never
meant to be unkind. John is famous for hi3
answers in English classes.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2; Football
2, 3, 4; Hockey 2, 3, 4; Debating Society 2;
Dramatic Society 3; Senior Play 4; Wrestling
4; Track 3, 4.
During her three years at Natick High,
Marie has been an enthusiastic participant in
all school activities. In Glee Club she has
starred especially. She is popular with all her
classmates and is certain to be so at Regis.
Tennis 2, 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Dramatic
Society 2, 3; Usher at Senior Play; Usher at
Class Day; French Club 2, 3.
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Doris Is one of our more quiet girls at
school. We don't know much about her, but
whenever you meet her she'll greet you with a
smile. Good luck, Doris.
Grace is another of our tall, graceful sen-
iors. She loves to dance and might easily be
called an expert. We are confident of her
success in whatever she undertakes.
"Pygmalion and Galatea" 4.
John is that little fellow in the blue suit
whom the teachers all rely upon when they are
stumped. His interests include everything
from Big League Football to the latest novel
and back again. He's always happy and full of
pep. We know he'll get along well at Tecii
Golf 4; Sassamon Board 3, 4; Debating
Society 2, 3.
"Joe" is our happy-go-lucky trumpeter.
His heaming countenance is welcome in any
gathering. He has made hundreds of friends
during his stay at N. H. S. and he seems to get
Orchestra 4; Band 2, 3, 4; Student Coun-
cil Treasurer 4.
George is that happy-go-lucky store keeper
of ours. He's a very talented drummer and
plays in our orchestras. He's extremely easy
to get along with and as a result is very well
liked by everyone he meets.
Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Band 2, 3, 4.
Everyone knows George. Dark and hand-
some, full of life and always happy, he is a real
addition. It wouldn't be the same class if
George were missing. He's the life of every
social function and a great friend to everybody.
Basketball 2, 3; Football 2, 3; Track
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The tall fellow of Room 11 with the Har-
vard haircut, Paul has enjoyed his three
years at Natick High and we've enjoyed having
him with us. He's quite a visitor of the south-
ern part of the town. We wonder why?
Baseball 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Football
4; Sassamon Board 3.
"Pat" comes from North Natick. We like
her hair ribbons and "Socks," in fact we like
everything about "Pat." She's bound to suc-
ceed as a secretary.
Elizabeth comes from Room 11. We don't
see much of her at the dances or around town
but we're sure she'll succeed because of her
"Fritzie" is popular everywhere. In spite
of her size she's quite able to get good marks
and we are sure she'll be a success.
Basketball 2, 3; Tennis 2, 3; Senior Play
Candy Committee 4;; Afternoon Gym 2, 3;
Baseball 2, 3, 4.
Frannie is that cute little Senior who is
so popular with both boys and girls. What
would the Sassamon have done without Fran-
nie as subscription editor?
Baseball 2; Basketball 2; Hockey 2; Golf
2; Tennis 3; Sassamon Board 3 ; S. O. S. 3 ;
Junior Prom; Senior Play.
"Bud" is that good-looking football player
whom all the girls adore. We don't blame
them a bit. His smiling countenance and well-
developed sense of humor are welcome every-
where. We know he'll succeed in this great
fight of lite. Go to it, Bud!
Basketball 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Orches-
tra 2, 3; Sassamon Board 2.
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"Jack" is that little blonde fellow from
Room 11. He has kept pretty much to him-
self in N. H. S. but bas made many a good
friend. He's a Teal sport and an all-around
"Gibby" is that tall fellow with the perma-
nent smile. He's a great pal of John Everett'*
and they've had lots of experiences together.
He's a good worker and he tries hard. We
know he'll be successful. Here's to you "Gib"'
Football 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4.
Cora is another of our secretaries. She's
quite a successful one, too. Sbe's liked by all—
althongb she's very quiet. Good Luck, Coral
Estelle is a very likeable girl, quiet in a
"way, and always full of fun. We know that
she will succeed with whatever she undertakes.
Grace is very quiet in school, but we hear
she is very popular, also, with the girls and
boys. How about it, Grace?
Glee Club 2, 3; Usher in Senior Flay;
Class Usher; Graduation Usher; Sunset Dances.
Jimmy is the boy that writes sports for
tbe Sassamon, when he does'nt forget. And
is he popular? Oh!
Basketball 3, 4; Football 3, 4; Sassamon
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"Kaddie" is one of the many that hail
from East Natick. We don't see much of her
in the center of the town, but we are sure she
is making somebody happy all of the time.
Basketball 2, .3.
"Phyl" is liked by everyone. She always
greets you with a smile and treats you fair and
square. Good luck, "Phyl."
Baseball 2, 3. 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Golt
3; Tennis 3, I ; Track 4; Field Hockey 3; Dra-
matic Society 3; Afternoon Gym 2, 3, 4; Var-
Everyone knows Harry— always good na-
tured and ready to help. He takes an active
part in all the activities and is a great friend
cf everyone, especially Coach Donahue. In
case you haven't heard, he's a praiseworthy
author, too. If he doesn't succeed he'll sur-
prise many of us.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Foot-
tall 2, 3, 4; Class of '33 Executive Board 3, 4:
Student Council 2, 3; French Club 2, 3.
Tony is another of our quiet boys— some-
times. He s a master of the art of getting
along with his fellows. His pleasing dispo-
sition will bring him many returns in life,
"Bob" has made a name for himself as an
athlete, especially as football captain. He's
a quiet fellow and very much opposed to public
appearances. He's easy to get along with and
as a result has been very popular. There are
great things ahead for you Bob and lots of luck.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Foot-
ball 2, 3, 4; Sassamon Board 3.
Catherine is that real brunette in our class
who attracts both boys and girls. She's quiet
in school, but we know she'll succeed in the
years to come.
Field Hockey 3; Usher, French Club 2.
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Florence is one of the blondes in our Sen-
ior Class. You'll have to get your specs out to
see her, but never-the-less she carries the name
of a hard-working senior.
Tennis 3; French Club 2; Usher of Senior
A smile for all and one for that certain
law student, too. "Ginny" who appears so
quiet to some, surely is great fun once you get
acquainted. Art and Law come to her natur-
ally. But our loss is their gain.
li;isketball 2; Tennis 2, 3; Sassamon Board
2, 3; Senior Play Usher; Committees, Junior
Dazzling red hair, a sunny disposition, and
remarkable scholastic ahility,— that's "Frannie"
one of the real students of our class. Her in-
terest in sports as well as in studies is very
apparent when we see her in a basketball game.
""Fran" will make the type of teacher that aH
pupils like to have.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Ten-
nis 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; French Club 3;
Sassamon Board Junior Edition.
"Hoot" is that little fellow who plays a
fiddle in the orchestra. We hear he's a great
golfer and a baseball fan. He has made many
friends and he always succeeds in holding up
his share of the conversation when any of them
get together. We know he'll get somewhere
in life— maybe as a professional golfer!
Golf 2, 3, 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4.
"Fred" is one of those quiet fellows for
■which his class is so well known. He's a real
sport and a true friend when you get to know
him. All his marks are right up near the top
and we know he'll be successful in life.
Track 3, 4.
"Farmer" is best known for his three years
of stellar hockey on the N. H. S. sextet. But
his ability to make friends is his outstanding
characteristic. Bon voyage, "Farmer."
Hockey 2, 3, 4.
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Jesse is one of the quiet studious members
of our class. Always cheerful, he has made a
host of friends at N. H. S. Big things are
ahead for Jesse.
Football 3, 4.
MARY FRANCES HEATH
In "Molly's" rendering of the role Ruthie
Goddard in our Senior Play we caught many a
glimpse of this young lady's own character.
Her vivacity, friendly manner, and cute smile
which reveals two large dimples, have made
her a favorite in the classroom and at all so-
cial events. Molly's versatility assures her
Tennis 3, Senior Play 4.
"Dot" is an athletic girl
Runs thru them all with quite a whirl
Yet in some famous office grand
You'll see "Dot" leading shorthand.
Tall and straight and nice blond Iiair
For leading cheers, she's right there.
Baseball 2, 3. 4- Basketball 2, 3, 4; Track
4; Sassamon Board 4; Cheer Leader 3, 4.
When on the wall a painting you see
Esther can say, "That's done by me."
Just another mosquito but oh! so sweet
Tall and blond and nice to meet,
A social "Sec" she hopes to be—
Let's hope it's true— just wait and see.
Sassamon Hoard 4; Tennis 2, 3; Junior
Prom 3: Decoration Committee, Sassamon
Dance 4; Head-Chairman Pygmalion and Gala-
She is a blond
And we are fond
Of her laughing face
And smiling eyes
As from East Natick each morn she hies.
"Hank" we call her — Dancer fine
Football is her other line —
"DoDo" is her bodyguard — To separate these
T'would be quite hard.
Basketball 3, 4.
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"Genial Joe," that's the name he's known
by at N. H. S. Joe's ready wit and fine dispo-
sition along with his ability to make friends
will carry him far. He is also quite popular
with the opposite sex.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Band 4; Dramatic So-
ciety 2, 3; Wrestling 4.
Catherine is a blond you see
Quiet too, someone told me,
But quiet blonds run very deep
I'm sure she could tell us a heap.
Basketball 2. 3, 4; Tennis 3; S. O. S. 3;
Usher at Class Day 4; Usher at Graduation 4.
The somewhat quiet boy of Room 12, who
did so finely in our play. "Grover" has gained
many friends through his willingness to help,
and we're all wishing him the best of luck.
Golf 2; Band 2, 3; Dramatic Society, 2,3;
Senior Play; "Speaking to Father" 3; Track
2; Cheer Leader 4.
Who did such good work in the Senior Play?
Anna Jordan—that's what they all say,
Dark haired, good looking, clever, too
Hard subjects have no terrors for you.
Glee Club 2; SeniOT Play; French Club 2.
When "Beagle" Kane leaves school this year,
Many a pupil will shed a tear.
For in his jovial manner we have seen
The smile of life that is so keen.
"Jack" is that serious-minded fellow with
the gift of good speaking. Remember when
he had a debating team? Well "Jack" was
right there. He changed his course last year
and decided that he would climb right up i i the
Chain Store business. Good luck, "Jack" we
know you'll get there.
Baseball 2, 4; Golf 2; Sassamon Board 2,
3; Debating Society 2. 3.
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Helen is a dancing blond
She's petite and pretty
Likes to study, yet likes fun,
For she is very witty.
Basketball 2; Volley Ball 2;
Johnny hails from Felchville, which gives
him recommendation enough. He has been a
credit to our school and we know he's bound to
succeed. We've often wondered why he trav-
els toward East Natick so often. What's over
Kingie's another mosquito you see
Dancing is her specialty,
In Room 25 you'll always see
Iva working busily.
A gray-eyed blond is Iva King
She'd grace the cast "Of Thee I Sing."
Tennis 3; Decoration Committee, Football
Dance; Sassamon 3; Usher at Junior From;
Student Council 4.
"Fran" is the math teacher's delight. A
fine scholar for three years, he is also one of
the most popular members of our class. Good
Football 4; Track 3, 4; Senior Yearbook
Agnes is a scholar true,
Studies hard I'm telling you
A brilliant lawyer she will be
And practice in society.
Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Debating Club 2, 3;
French, Club 2, 3; Dramatic Club 3; Basketball
2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 3; Senior Play 4.
ARM AND LARIVEE
Armand is the Bobby Jones of Natick
High. No doubt his name will some day be
famous in golfing circles. "Larv" is also quite
successful in his studies.
Coif 2, 3, 4.
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Lillian is a worker fine,
Speedograph is in her line.
She has blond hair and smiling face
She'll always win in any race.
"Butch" is Natick High's first class fight-
ing man. A member of the National Guard,
he someday hopes to be an aviator. Ralph is
extremely popular with our class and we're
sure he's due for big things.
Football 2, 3, 4; Track Team 2, 3, 4.
Her jovial disposition, her enthusiasm in
school affairs and her hearty laughter, not in-
frequently heard in Physics, have made Betty a
real favorite among the boys and the girls of
our class. Betty's buoyant spirit has ever ad-
ded zest to our school life. Lucky are the pa-
tients who will have her for a nurse.
Glee Club 2, 3, 4, Sassamon Board 4;
Dramatic Society 3, S. O. S. 2, 3; Refreshment
Committee, Junior Prom; Decorating Com-
mittee, Football Dance; Pirates Daughter;
Trial by Jury; Ushered at Graduation and
Class Day '32; Miss Caruther Returns '33.
Rita has a smiling face
Helps to brighten up the place
Just as calm as she can be
Doesn't worry you can see.
Baseball 2, 3 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Gym
Mary is the sister of a poet, and is, quite a
poet herself. Mary wants to be a stenographer
and has already shown great ability in that
Baseball 2, 3, 4: Basketball 4; Afternoon
Gym 2, 3, 4; Volley Ball Team 4.
Curly hair and laughing eyes
A smile that's warm and true
I wonder if we've realized
The worth of a "Peg" like you.
Peg is one of our speediest typists. She
is "different" in that her pretty, auburn hair
has never known a barber's shears. Peg. by
the way, is the third member of that famous
quartette the "mosquitoes."
Tennis 2; Dramatic Society 2; Senior Write
Up Committee; Candy Committee; Senior Play;
Lsher, Junior Prom.
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Laura is the lady with the great big "helping
hand." She is another "Beth," modest, bash-
ful, but absolutely necessary to our class.
Tennis 2, 3.
You can call this little lady Elizabeth— but
never call her Lizzie. Even if you did make
such a mistake, however, her generous nature
wouldn't allow her to hold it against you.
Hers is the type of friendship that lasts for-
Senior Play Usher.
Happy, merry, fun-loving Tony— loved by
all and feared by none. Tony is a violin en-
thusiast and can make the tears come into your
eyes when he plays— but try to make him play
for you. As the Usher of the Court in "Trial
by Jury," Tony scored a tremendous success.
Football 2, 3. 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Orchestra
3; Jazz Orchestra 2, 3; String Quartet 2, 3;
Junior Prom; Orchestra Committee; Secretary
Glee Club 2.
Grace is shy, but beneath that modest ex-
terior has a keen sense of humor, and a love
for fun. And what a smile she has.
Baseball 4; Gymnasium Meet 4; Volley
Eleanor, with the blue eyes, typifies the
ideal high school graduate. She has both wis-
dom and modesty, combined with true wit.
We are proud to possess our Eleanor.
Tennis 3; Sassamon Board 3, 4; Debating
Society 2; Dramatic Society 3; Senior Play;
Chairman of Refreshment Committee, Junior
Prom; Student Council 4;
Although rather quiet in school, we know
that Ruth is a popular member of the class and
has many interests outside. Her pleasing
smile and willing way are traits which will
prove invaluable to her. She intends to be-
come a commercial artist.
Sassamon Board 3, 4; Junior Prom Com-
mittee 3; Art Class Play 4.
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Editor of Sassamon, Mary McGann,
Is always there with a helping hand.
Bright as a Dollar
This very fine scholar
"Will make her mark in the world of today,
With her friendly smile and her nice way
So here's to "Shorty" wherever you go
May your boat be ever easy to row.
Sassamon Board 3, 4; Debating Society 2,
3; S. O. S. 2, 3; Candy Committee Senior Play;
Senior Play Committee; Senior Executive
Rosie one of out tiny dark-haired girls is
one of the best-natured little people in the
class. Despite her size she ably occupied the
position of cheerleader during the football sea-
son and is. an athlete of high standing.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3, 4; Tennis
?,; Track 3, 4: Glee Club 3, 4: Junior Prom
Committee; Cheerleader 4; Varsity 3, 4.
Lcretta is known for her smile. She is
one of the very attractive blondes in our class.
"We wish her well at Framingham.
Tennis 2: Glee Club 2; Refreshment Com-
mittee .Junicr Prom; Chairman Gf Ushers Sen-
Rosaline— such a pretty name; and such a
Rosaline shines in English composition,
and her achievements are wortn of great
Our kindest wishes follow you in your chosen
Helen plans to attend Normal School, as
she wishes to be a teacher. Lucky pupils.'
Edna is also going to become a memher of
Glee Club 3, 4; French Club 3.
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"Betty" hailed from Wayland. She's only
been with us two years, but sha has made is
like her in spite of the fact. She's some dan-
cer. How about it "Betty? "
Lillian, with the brown wavy hair and
deep, serious brown eyes, is a favorite with
everyone. She has an irresistible sense of hu-
mor and a merry rippling laughter entirely her
own. Lillian is going to be a secretary. We
wish her all the luck in the world.
Librarian 2, 4; French Club 2.
Dark haired, brown eyed, lone Miles,
Lights up the darkness when she smiles.
There is no secretary anywhere,
Who can with our lone compare.
In Wellesley town when work is done,
lone will always find her fun.
Another one of the mosquitoes four
Who've traveled together since days of yore.
Usher at Junior From.
Holt is one of our most popular Seniors be-
cause of his pleasing personality and willing,
happy-go-lucky nature. We expect to hear big
things from him because he inspires everyone's
confidence and lifelong friendship.
Hockey 4; Glee Club 3; Band 2, 3; Sassa-
mon Board 3, 4; Usher at Junior Prom 3; Re-
freshment Committee Junior Prom 3; Class
Day Usher 3; Graduation Usher 3; Sassamon
Dance Decoration Committee.
If you wish a "pal" try Eva. She has
never failed us yet even if it is only an eraser
we seek. Remember us when you're a court
Basketball 1; Tennis 2; Usher at Senior
"Fran" is the little girl with wavy brown
hair and deep brown eyes. She has a cheerful
nature and her happy smile has brightened
many a dreary day of ours. Best of luck, Fran.
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Tor such a small person John has a great
hi.g voice which frightens you. And can he
recite? He'll, he a Senator one of these days,
and a convincing one, too.
Sassamon Board 2, 3.
"Ginnie" is that blonde in the senior class
with the curly hair. Isn't Mr. White lucky to
have a secretary like Ginnie?
Sassamon Board 3, 4; Senior PJay; Stud-
ent Council 2, 3.
Fred is our hockey man. He's manager,
star player, and coach. Here's your man, Art
Ross, here comes Fred.
Hockey 3, 4.
We have a faint suspicion that Virginia's
future pupils will have to look up to her. We
do. Best ol luck "Ginny."
Usher at Class Day; Usher at Graduation.
Everyone likes "Peg." She's popular
with both boys and girls. She's quite a help
to the Sassamon Board, in fact, we'd he lost
without her. Best of luck, "PegV
Baseball 2, 3. 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Golf
2, 3, 4; Tennis 2, 3; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Sassa-
mon' Board 2, 3, 4; Dramatic Society 2, 3; S.
O. S. 2, 3; Senior Play 4; Riding 2, 3; Usher
at Class Day 3; Usher at Graduation 3.
I guess we all know Jimmy. He's a hard
working young man who's bound to make the
grade. Bon chancel
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Red seems to like the office force quite a
bit. And can that carrot top play football?
Glee Club 1; Football 2.
"Bessie", who became a member of our
class in the Junior year, has acquired just
heaps of friends by her free, friendly nature.
She ought indeed to win a high position in the
Rita will surely make a "keen" secretary
for someone. She has been an industrious,
capable worker throughout high school career,
and in her quiet fashion has formed real friend-
Ernest is a quiet fellow in school. He
comes each morning, is here all day and then
disappears. But, still waters run deep. Good
"Vicky" left our class during the So-
phomore year but returned when we were Ju-
niors. She has been a winner of high scholas-
tic merit. Her genial manner has won for her
many friends, and will, of course, help her to
prosper next year at Wellesley.
What's that red and blue streak behind
that basketball? Who? Oh that's Joe Pen-
ell. He knows what "P. G." means, too, n'est-
Basketball 2, 3, 4; Football 3, 4; Tennis
3; Glee Club 3, 4; Orchestra 3; Band 2, 3;
Sassamon Board 3.
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Who made that crack? It's Phoenix.!!
Don always has them laughing. Adios, Don.
Harold studies quite a bit, but he's well
biown. He's going places, we 11 bet.
Glee Club 3; Sassamon Board 2, 3; Stud-
ent Council 4; French Club 3.
Helen only came to us this year out as a
lovely girl she has no equal. Her "peaches
and cream" complexion is the envy of every
girl in the class. She intends to be a steno-
Ken is another flaming beauty. You can't
pin him down to one girl. His motto is variety.
From "Sunny South" our Agnes hails,
As scholar tried, she never fails
Popular with all the class
Peppy, clever, charming lass;
For special work, she's speedy there
She has no equal anywhere.
Baseball 4; Basketball 2, 3; Senior Play
Bod is the Adonis of '33. He's a fine
athlete also. It's rumored that he's that way
about the pride of the Junior Class.
Football 2, 3, 4; Senior Play 4; Track
Team 3, 4.
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Bob is a quiet young fellow. We'd surely
like to know what keeps him quiet. Does he
make the old horsehide hum?
Baseball 2. 3, 4; Golf 3.
Blonds are anything but scarce at Natick High
Elizabeth's no exception.
Her smile lights up her eyes of blue
As summer skies' reflection.
She has a disposition sweet
A friend, I'm sure you'd like to meet.
Joe has had some tough breaks these last
years in sports, but he's still hitting the line!
Keep it up. Joe!
Basketball 2, 4; Football 2. 3. 4; Glee
Club 3. 4: Sassamon Board 2; Property Com-
mittee: Junior Prom Refreshment Committee;
Glee Club Operetta 3, Track 3.
Bob is the fellow that kept us all from
starving in the lunch room. He's the cashier.
He's a fine student and a good friend.
the vicinity of Mr.
a mighty fine end.
Sav's domain is in
Hill's office. But he's
Baseball 2. 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Foot-
ball 2, 3, 4; Chairman of Properties; Execu-
tive Boa I'd.
Eddie is the chief reason for the success
of the Colonial Theatre. He has created a
very favorable impression at N. H. S., and we
understand the opposite sex are very much in-
terested in our good-looking senior. Good
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riolclen-haired, merry Elizabeth is a ray
of sunshine among her classmates. It seems
that sbe prefers football players also possessed
with musical talent. Elizabeth is the type of
girl who will always have many friends.
Baseball 4; Basketball 2; Golf 2; Tennis
3; Usher at Senior Play; Student Council 1;
Afternoon Gym 2, 3, 4.
"Peggy" is an attractive blonde and an ef-
ficient member of the commercial department.
JSTo doubt, sbe'll make an excellent secretary.
We've noticed that Peggy's interest seems to be
divided between B. C. High and Natick High.
Baseball 4: Basketball 2; Golf 2 ; Tennis 2;
S. O. S. 2, 3; Usher at Senior Play; Assistant
B. B. Manager 3: Basket Ball Manager 4; Af-
ternoon Gym 2, 3, 4; Vice President of S. O. S.
3: Decoration Committee for football dance
The cheerful lad from Room 19. He and
Grover are quite chummy. Aside from his
many other fine characteristics he is a fine
Football 2; Debating Society 2.
John is one of the quiet, plugging type.
He has kept pretty much to himself at N. H. S.
but we all know lie's bound to succeed in later
Beulab has been devoted to studies
throughout high school. She has shown par-
ticular interest in French and also in the ac-
tivities of the Glee Club, wext year, we shall
expect Beulah to be successful at whatever
school she may attend.
Basketball, 2; Tennis 2, 3; Glee Club, 3.
4; Debating Society 2; French Club 2. 3.
Anna seems to be possessed of Calvin
Ooolidge's trait of "listening in." She has
shown an interest in all class activities and is
well liked by classmates although her voice is
seldom heard. Are you trying to follow in
Coolidge's footsteps, Anna?
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"Dave" is oustanding for his persistance.
He has that admirable quality of sticking to a
thing until he makes a success of it. That one
quality alone, insures "Dave" of a very suc-
Basketball 2. 3. 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Track
3; Senior Play, Properties Committee, Pub-
licity; Committees: Junior Prom (Usher) Dec-
orating, Pygmalion and Galatea; Sassamon
Dance; Football Dance.
Mary is a sweet girl with a lovable nature
which is often expressed in her radiant smile.
Her work in the business course is of very high
grade and she is popular with teachers and
students alike. Recently, she hasn't seemed
to mind waiting rather long for the East Na-
tick bus to go home.
Sassamon Board 2, 3, 4.
Dorothea is our "busy little Dee"— c'.ieer-
ful, pleasant, and industrious. But, lest one
be deceived, let him hear this little lady's elo-
quence in debate. Lucky Boston University,
that's to be "Dee's" future Alma Mater.
Glee Club 4; Debating Society 2, 3.
"Betty" is that cute little senior with the
"pug" nose and curly hair. We understand
that "Betty" likes demerits and doesn't believe
in getting to school on time. Is that right
Basketball 3; Glee Club 4.
HARRY SW ANSON
Harry is the tall blonde with the excep-
tional personality. He is one of the most
beautiful writers in the class, although he
won't admit it. Remember his dramatic per-
formance in "Pygmalion and Galatea."?
Basketball 3, 4; Sassamon Board 2, 3, 4;
Committees, Ticket (Senior Play) Publicity,
Student Council, 4, Art Club 4; Decorations,
Junior Prom 2, 3; Football Dance 3, 4; Sassa-
mon Dance 2, 3, 4; Senior Reception 2, 3.
LEE S vV ANSON
When Lee came into our midst in the Jun-
ior year, our class received new talent for
both its artistic and dramatic enterprises
"Willowy" Lee has become a popular member
of our class and is fronted, we are sure, with a
Basketball 2, 3, 4; Field Hockey 2; Ten-
nis 2, 3; S. O. S. 3; Senior Play (cast); Foot-
ball Dance (decorations).
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Bruno is one of those quiet workers who
doesn't say much but produces results. His
outstanding achievement in High School has
been to make the honor roll every time. Keep
up the good worJt Bruno.
Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Operetta 3; Freshies 4;
Stage Director Art Play 4.
Argentina has a nice romantic sound. It
suits perfectly the little girl who sits in Room
'"Jigger" is a sport enthusiast and has
never tailed to do his best for dear Alma Ma-
ter. His fiery red hair is a source of anguish
to him and a delight to u~. Never mind Jigger
your good nature is in distinct contrast to your
Basketball 2, 3. 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Sas-
samon Board 2; Student Council 2.
■"Lil" may always he depended upon for a
hearty laugh. She has shown much interest
in high school life and heT ready humor is a
source of joy to her classmates. We surely
expect Lillian to meet with success.
Football Dance Committee 4; Student
Council 2, 3, 4.
"Trudy" is a stellar perrormer in all
sports and has proved a good leader. Look
out, Babe Diedrickson, you are soon likely to
have a rival!
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 4; Ten-
nis 2, 3. 4; Track 2, 3, 4; Sassamon Board 4;
Gym Meet 4; Varsity 3. 4.
"Dick" is one of our quiet athletes Al-
though he doesn't say much, what he does say
is worth something. "Dick" is sure to be a
success in later life.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3; Glee
Club 2, 3; Wrestling 4; Class Basketball 2, 3.
4; French Club 3.
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"Al," though quiet is a friend in need.
He's willing to tackle anything which means
success in any language. Best of luck. "Al."
Evo hails from the wilds of Everett Street.
He has made a success of himself in High
School and has been especially outstanding in
the art department. Good luck Evo!
Class Basketball 2. 3; Hockey 3; Track 3;
Junior Prom Decorating 2, 3; Sassamon Dance
2, 3, (Decorations).
As the mainstay of the Art Department
Pete has done a lot for the High School. When-
ever art work was in demand, for a play or for
a dance, Pete was always one of the first to
offer his talent.
Class Basketball 2, 3, 4; Track 3; Sassa-
mon Board 4; Senior Play, (Publicity-Stage)
2. 3, 4; Committees: Junior Prom (Decora-
ting) 2. 3: Sassamon Dance 2, 3, 4; Football
Dance 2, 3, 4: Senior Reception 2, 3; Art Play
A student true is Barbara Wade,
For her, success will never fade,
Dark brown hair, has Barbara, too.
Sincere in everything you do.
Joe was pivot man on the basketball team
this winter and his splendid team spirit was
the reason for many Red and Blue scores.
It's a spirit like that which has carried many a
man to the top, and that's where we expect to
Baseball 2; Basketball 4; Football 4;
John is one of the stars in Mr. White's
classes. Can he do physics? Someday we ex-
pect to hear of John's discovery of the fifth
Senior Play (cast)
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The SASSAMON - 1933
Here Is another commercial secretary for
someone. Who is it, Dora? She joined us in
Junior High and Natick has held her since.
May her success make her glad she came to
Basketball 2., 3, 4; Afternoon Gym 3, 4.
We expect to see Arthur's name in bright
lights soon, as he is going to be an actor. His
fine work in the Senior Play points out a bright
future for him in that line. Good luck, Arthur
"Billy" is one of those Texas Athletes who
have become so famous here in the last few
years. His quiet and unassuming manner has
made him very popular.
A joiner in all fun and participant in mapy
sports has helped her to win much popularity
through our High School career. Keep up this
same way. Success will surely be yours.
Baseball 2, 3, 4; Volley Ball 2, 3, 4; Ten-
nis 2, 3.
"Sid" is qnietly efficient in all lines. He's
a favorite with everybody and he has quite a
reputation as a half-mile on the track team.
Watch "Sid", he's on his way to success.
Senior Play Publicity Committee 4; Stud-
ent Council 2, 3; Track 3, 4; Junior Prom
Checking Committee 3; Senior Executive Com-
We wonder why Margaret was nicknamed
"Ducky." Her own name is as nice as herself.
Margaret is small, but then, "prizes come in
Volley Ball 2, 3, 4; S. O. S. 2, 3.
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Someday we expect to sit in a box at the
Boston Garden and watch "Ree" tear up the
opposing defense as he scores another goal for
the Bruins. "Fat" is going to M. A. C, and
with his ambition and ability he ought to go
Baseball 3, 4; Hockey 4; Golf 3; Orches-
tra 2; Band 2.
"Romeo" is another of our many seniors.
We understand that Roma doesn't care for
"radios" lately. She prefers to be "enter-
tained" by a certain red head. How about it,
Baseball 4: Basketball 2, 3, 4; Tennis 2,
3; Senior Play Candy Committee 4; S. O. S. 3.
Leonard believes in the old motto, "Silen-
ce is Golden." He is energetic and ambitious
and seems to be on the right road.
PAG B SIXTY